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Solos & Checkrides

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Greg Phelps Greg Phelps

Greg Phelps passed his PPL in Burlington, NC (KBUY) with Zenda Leiss on 02-06-2019

February 2019
Gene Manley Gene Manley

Gene Manley soloed at the Henderson-Oxford airport on January 11, 2019.

January 2019
Clint Staples Clint Staples

Clint Staples, a recent graduate of Embry-Riddle, passed his Pilot Private Checkride at KBUY.

November 2018
Tyler Stublen Tyler Stublen

Tyler Stublen soloed at KHNZ on October 13, 2018.

October 2018
Sue Brownfield Sue Brownfield

Sue Brownfield passed the Private Pilot Checkride with DPE Zenda Liess.

September 2018
Tim Plunkett Tim Plunkett

Tim Plunkett solo’d for the first time on July 19, 2018 @ KHNZ.

July 2018
Ian Short Ian Short

Ian Short made his solo flight at KHNZ on July 3, 2018

July 2018
Tommy Brogden Tommy Brogden

Tommy Brogden passed his Private Pilot License exam on March 24, 2018

March 2018